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I liked especially the descriptions of Zen Buddhism and its basis in the Japanese culture and ethic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent overview of history even if written in the 1940s. It is a classic book by an eloquent writer. Examples used to verify points were well chosen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by inky
Good description of the Japanese culture and how to understand them betterPublished 3 months ago by Yitch
Excelent service. This particular book is a must to any japanologist. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by Martin Hargous
For me, the most interesting part of this book is Ruth Benedict's breakdown of the various levels of debt (social obligation), or "on", in Japanese culture and her analysis... Read morePublished 9 months ago by setlib
The problem is not the content--that is great. The PROBLEM IS THE CHEAP PRINTING. The book cover is so cheap and does not even cover the book!! Read morePublished 10 months ago by mo
I was not sure what to expect when I started to read this book on Japanese culture written by an American scholar of Ruth Benedict. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jysoo Lee